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    Unhappy Computer Cuts Out Completely

    I have

    ASRock Z87 Extreme3, i7-4770, 16gb AX3U1600W8G9, Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Toxic Boost, Samsung 250GB SSD, Corsair RM-550 80 Plus Gold

    It has worked well for 2 months. Suddenly it seems to just turn off (like click everything's off) when music or videos are playing. If I power off and wait I can restart, otherwise pressing power-on produces not even a click. When It will start I go straight to the BIOS and the CPU temp is 45 degrees which seems okay to me. It runs for hours or days when I'm not using sound.

    It's weird, it has been a great computer 'til now,

    Cheers.

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    Lightbulb Re: Computer Cuts Out Completely

    I should add that I just got a new NetGear N600

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    Default Re: Computer Cuts Out Completely

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieWhittaker View Post
    I should add that I just got a new NetGear N600
    Also, or after this started?
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    Exclamation Re: Computer Cuts Out Completely

    I added the N600 a couple of days before the problem started.

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    Default Re: Computer Cuts Out Completely

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieWhittaker View Post
    I have

    ASRock Z87 Extreme3, i7-4770, 16gb AX3U1600W8G9, Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Toxic Boost, Samsung 250GB SSD, Corsair RM-550 80 Plus Gold

    It has worked well for 2 months. Suddenly it seems to just turn off (like click everything's off) when music or videos are playing. If I power off and wait I can restart, otherwise pressing power-on produces not even a click. When It will start I go straight to the BIOS and the CPU temp is 45 degrees which seems okay to me. It runs for hours or days when I'm not using sound.

    It's weird, it has been a great computer 'til now,

    Cheers.
    Your description sounds like an overheating issue, possibly with the PSU. It sounds like a thermal safety switch was activated, since you can't turn the system on again immediately after it shuts off. It could also be the CPU overheating, since the CPU temperature in the BIOS will not be the same as it is when playing a game, and the video card is not producing much heat at that point.

    What do you use for the audio source, the board's onboard audio or something else?

    What PC case are you using? Using the stock Intel CPU cooler?

    You should have a temperature monitoring program running while you are gaming to check the CPU and other system temperatures. Does the PSU's fan run at high speed when you are gaming?

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